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UPDATED: The Taxidermist Calls

Today was a very special day for me, as I got to stop by the taxidermist and get a peak at the animal I have been chasing all my hunting career. The animal that I couldn't put a tag on for years. The one I wanted the most.

My Pennsylvania Black Bear.

The taxidermist appreciated every minute he put into this animal for me when he saw my reactions, my loss for words and my expressions. It was like the day I shot the bear, exactly what taxidermy was meant to do. Bring that magical moment back.

Walking in there today after work was like walking back in time... I could hear the leaves crunching, the branches breaking, and the black figure making his way through the thick stuff...

Words can't explain the work this taxidermist did for me, and how well he did... better pictures to come.

Here's a sneak peak at the taxidermist... I'll take some good quality photos once I get it situated this weekend in it's permanent "den" and get the digital camera rolling

This picture was taken with a cell phone, and really doesn't do any justice.

Stay tuned for the better pictures.

Here's a link to the story...

https://www.huntingpa.com/forums/ubbthrea...483#Post2473483



As promised, here's the mount in it's final resting place. It's final "den"











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Re: Yet Another Special Day... The Taxidermist Calls

nice lookin mount. Still remember reading your story from the fall. Kinda made me want to start my own PA bear odyssey.

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Re: Yet Another Special Day... The Taxidermist Calls

That looks like a great mount. Enjoyed the story also. Spent many great hours in the woods with my gamemaster in 270. I even got a shot off at a Pennsylvania black bear one year but missed it clean. no fault of the gun the shooter was excited. good luck this hunting season.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-13-2012, 11:26 PM
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Looks GREAT! Who did it for you???
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Looks Good!

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Nice bud!
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Nice looking mount.

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That's a great mount, looks awesome, congrats!

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Re: Yet Another Special Day... The Taxidermist Calls

Really nice, congrats
Nothing beats "pickup" day at the taxidermist, something only a true sportsman can understand. Your respect for your quarry from beginning to end is refreshing, wishing you lots of luck in the future!

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2F for a while...
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